Chelsea formulating offer to sign Romeo Lavia, Liverpool move close

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Liverpool are closing in on the signatures of Romeo Lavia while Chelsea are looking to hijack the deal in the coming days.

According to a report by Ben Jacobs, Chelsea are keen on having Romeo Lavia in their ranks and are preparing an offer to acquire his services. The Blues are looking for a new defensive midfielder and after failing to sign Moises Caicedo, they are now looking to push hard for the services of the Belgian international. The 19-year-old is also a target for Liverpool.

Lavia has been the talk of the town over the past few weeks, with numerous top English clubs interested in his services. Southampton are ready to negotiate his departure after being relegated to the second division. His exit will raise a significant amount that will help them cope with the financial loss incurred because of the drop.

With Lavia still having four years left on his deal with the club, the Saints value him at around €60 million. And, an offer close to it should be enough to prise him away from the Championship club. Liverpool are one of the clubs interested in his services for a while. They are looking to complete a midfield overhaul and are keen on having the teenage sensation in their ranks.

The Merseyside club already have an agreement on personal terms with the player and have been in talks with Southampton for a while. They recently submitted an initial bid, but it was rejected by the Saints.

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Meanwhile, a report in the Gazet van Antwerpen suggests that a move to the Merseyside club is imminent, with the player convinced about the project under Jurgen Klopp and the fact that the player has also agreed to a move. And a deal will likely cost in the region of €60 million.

The Reds have already submitted a second bid worth over €52 million according to Sacha Tavolieri. The improved offer might do the trick for the Merseyside club who are looking to fill the big boots of Jordan Henderson and Fabinho by signing multiple young players in the ongoing window.

While Liverpool are leading the race and are all set to complete the deal, Chelsea are surely a major threat and they do have the power to hijack the deal. The Blues are keen on signing a new defensive midfielder and have been pushing hard for the signatures of Moises Caicedo for a while now,

But, after having three bids rejected, they are now looking to sign the Belgian teenage sensation. Chelsea’s last bid for the 19-year-old was around €80 million. So they can surely meet Southampton’s asking price and can even pay more in order to land him at the club.